Burnley Live Music Weekend

Supporting local talent, Burnley is delighted to present Burnley Live Music Weekend. Happening over Easter, 14-17 April 2017, there are live music events in town centre venues plus pop up performers throughout the town centre starting 10th April.  For previews, listen in to BBC Radio Lancashire who are broadcasting live from Burnley Mechanics 10-13 April – every day between 10am and 1pm with Brett Davison and Sally Naden.

This page will be updated regularly with full listings but here are a selection:


Monday 10th to Saturday 15th April

Live music throughout the town centre – pop up busker style

Includes The Two Man One Man Band on Thursday 13th, and young popular duo OdAll on Friday 14th- not to be missed!

Friday 14th April:

The Biscuit Brothers (acoustic duo)

Live Music & Cocktails

The Paddock, Hammerton St – 9pm

Free entry



Foxes Faux

Keighley-based folk rock band with a punk heart.

Sanctuary Rock Bar, Cow Lane – 9.30pm

Free entry



Gin & Live Music

Featuring Gareth Williams, Steve Cook, Katie O’Malley, Frank, and Gaz Bailey in association with Shift Radio.

Remedy Gin Bar Burnley, Ormerod Street – Doors open 4pm

Free entry



80s and 90s Night

Relive the best in 80s and 90s music in our main room and outdoor (heated) sun terrace! Live acts and DJs.

Mr Greens, Bull St – 9pm – 4am

£6 entry includes buffet



Faction Takeover with Drew Moreland, Pat Hickey and guests

Void soundsystem going in – House and Ibiza vibes all the way through!

Illuminati, Hammerton St – 7pm – 4am

£3 on the door




Strut your stuff at Karaoke with a live band to support you.

Bar BB11, Hargreaves St – 8pm

Free entry



George and the Memory Makers

The Palazzo, Grimshaw St – 8pm

Free entry


Saturday 15th April

Music Production Workshop

Make your first move into music production. Taught by a qualified music producer!

The Shift Cafe, above the Swan Inn, St James St – 2-4pm

FREE – just call in


Bands on the Wharf

Featuring The Real McCoy Lovers/Weal in association with Shift Events.

The Inn on the Wharf, Manchester Road till late

Free Entry


M2TM heat 4 : Callus / Sin Circus / Liverwrist / Skies Turn Black

Sanctuary Rock Bar, Cow Lane – Doors 9.30pm

Free Entry

Which 2 bands will make it through to the semi final…?

CALLUS : Down-tuned metal fused with Thrash, Sludge and Doom elements. Forming a truly obnoxious, quite furious and outright terrifying sound

Sin Circus : formed in 2015, hard hitting, theatrical, and powerful.

Skies Turn Black:  formed in 2011, since then they have supported international touring acts such as Malefice, EYE, Double Experience, and New Device.  Consists of many aspects of Hard Rock and Metal, with their own original flavours added in, drawing on strings of classic rock and metal, fusing in more modern, catchier moments that really make the bands songs shine.

Liverwrist: A lot of (mostly 90’s) Rock and Metal but everyone in the band listens to and absorbs many different styles of music (including Classical, Electronic, Hip-Hop, Soul, Folk… and unashamedly some cheesy pop)




Lounge Act

The Palazzo, Grimshaw St – 8pm

Free entry


Sunday 16th April

I Can(t) Play An Instrument Lessons

Learn the first stages of music – instruments provided. For complete beginners or those wanting to brush up on their technique!

The Shift Cafe, above the Swan Inn, St James St – 12-2pm

FREE – just call in


The Shift Sessions – Jam Band

Doesn’t matter how good you are, join in and have a jam and learn about working together as musicians. Or just come along and watch!

The Shift Cafe, above the Swan Inn, St James St – 2-4pm

FREE – just call in


Frankie Heart

Northern Soul & Motown Vocalist

Soul & Motown Lounge, Mr Greens, Bull St – 6pm

£3 on the door, includes pie & peas supper


Live band

Bar BB11, Hargreaves St – 6pm

Free entry



Rocksters of Mock

Bon: the ultimate AC/DC tribute

Stone Deaf Forever: Europe’s Motorhead Truibute

Lovehunter: The Ultimate Whitesnake Tribute

Sanctuary Rock Bar, Cow Lane – 5pm

£6 entry



Ibiza in Burnley

Vogue is bringing Ibiza to Burnley and we are going large!
With special guests Kevin and Perry we will be hosting the best in Trance and Ibiza Classic DJs. Featuring: Jason Fubar, Wez Priceless, Drew Moreland & Pat Hickey B2B, DJ Bailey + More to be confirmed

This is a night that will never be forgotten!

Vogue, Hammerton Street – 11:45pm til 8:00am

Limited £3 early bird tickets will be available on Skiddle so grab yours early!



We are Brassneck, a four piece classic punk covers band from East Lancs. 100% commitment, with a bit of fire and skill. Come and see for yourself.

Remedy Gin Bar, 2 Ormerod Street BB11 1EP – 16:00-23:00 – Free entry



Roadkill Revival

Rock and indie band

Mojito’s, 1 Ormerod Street – 4pm till late – Free entry



Bands on Sunday XV

ElleToye music AND The Deadbeats

The Turf Hotel, Yorkshire St – 7.30pm – Free entry



Smacks Karaoke in the Cellar Bar

Been to see a band in town? Have you got the Smacks Factor? Join us for Karaoke in the Cellar Bar. Everyone who sings will get a free shot!

Smackwater Jacks, Ormerod Street – from 8pm – Free entry


Check back for regular updates!